Mythical Creation Science: Part 1 – Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove The Bible?

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide(all images in this posting belong to When Cows and Kids Collide)Welcome back to the crazy world of young-Earth creationism.Today, we cover chapter 7 of The New Answers Book One by Ken Ham.  This chapter tries to disprove carbon-14 dating in specific and radioactive dating in general.  The author of this chapter - Mike Riddle - and I agree on one thing: a basic overview or review of atomic structure is needed.Let's start at the outside of a carbon atom.  As we approach the atom, will first enter the outer shell of electrons.  In carbon, the outer shell has four electrons.  In the most recent unde … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Every Woman a Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: So pointing out a spiritually abusive leader to your husband and having him see what you're saying is true is also another hallmark of an 'evil Jezebel'? Makes me wonder what's going on in the churches  Michael Pearl has pastored of for even this to be thought of as manipulating and evil.  At the end of this piece Debi starts to explain what a non-Jezebel looks like in the Bible. … [Read more...]

There’s Something Terribly Wrong With Our ‘Christian Culture’

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalA few years ago, as a church leader, I experienced bullying and spiritual abuse when one man wanted to 'lord it over' his peers. When the oversight board was called in to help mediate, those men simply took the side of the bully. After experiencing further abuse and an incredible miscarriage of justice, I ended up resigning from leadership and later leaving the institution.Just a few weeks ago, as an office manager, I needed to deal with a situation where one staff member had been trying to 'lord it over' her peer. When the boss was called in to help effect justice, he simply took the side of the bully. After the victim was … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Every Woman a Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: So everything a woman could do under her husband's name or with his help could be construed as a Jezebel level control? More wife blaming and claiming that women are the evilz. … [Read more...]

Michelle Duggar Blames Anna For Josh Duggar’s Infidelity?

by Michelle Duggar in her blog on the Duggar Family website - Michelle Duggar's Marriage AdviceEditor's note: To be fair she's not come out and mentioned Anna or her son Josh by name, but if you take her marriage advice and measure it against what has happened with Anna and Josh it is absolutely blaming Anna. There have also been some reports in the tabloids that Anna Duggar took her children and went to stay with her parents in Florida after Michelle and Jim Bob allegedly blamed her for Josh's infidelity. This is shameful. Anna likely did nothing to cause Josh to cheat, he's proven many times in the past years that he already had some twisted sexuality problems before he married Anna. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Overcoming Emotions?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Every Woman A Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Debi doesn't say what to do if you are married to a man that shirks his responsibilities, forcing the wife to take over everything. But I'm pretty sure Debi would never fault the man, always calling the wife a Jezebel type. Remember, if Debi's not name calling and blaming a woman she's not happy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jesus Died For You To Be Rich?

by Creflo Dollar from Twitter before it was deletedEditor's note: While Creflo isn't straight up Quiverfull he does teach an even more insane version of the same prosperity gospel that many evangelicals and fundamentalists in the Quiverfull world teach. You remember Creflo Dollar? He was in the news recently because he was trying to raise money to buy a 65 million dollar jet for him to use jetting around speaking, or as he claimed to be doing - spreading the gospel. Whatever happened to feeding the poor or taking care of the elderly? You know, actually doing the things Jesus said his followers were supposed to do? Betting that Jim Bob Duggar has tried to figure out how to raise funds … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Every Woman A Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Debi starts with her definition of a 'Jezebel' and, surprise, surprise, it involves a woman not being completely submissive to a man in church. I guess this righteous submission of hers is why she had to beg strangers for the tens of thousands of dollars it cost for her to have neck surgery instead of having her husband, either through health insurance or savings, provide her needs. … [Read more...]

Halloween is a Satanic Holiday

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: here we are again, three weeks or so from Halloween and already the extremists are coming up with ridiculous stories about Satan and hellfire, damnation and all sorts of things.)A story from the past. From 1995-2002, I was the  pastor of Our Father’s House in West Unity, Ohio. One Sunday, the following discussion took place between an old woman in the church and one of my younger children.Old Woman: So, how much candy did you get trick-or-treating?Child gives Old Woman an embarrassed look.Child: I didn’t go trick-or-treating,Old Woman: Really? Why not?Child: Our Dad … [Read more...]